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6th Grade Science Review

60 Questions
6th Grade Quizzes & Trivia

Test the scientific knowledge that you have built throughout the year! See what you remember and what you should look at just one more time before moving on to 7th grade!!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
      p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} Which scientific skill are you using when you see that the sky is cloudy?
    • A. 

      Making an observation

    • B. 

      Making an inference

    • C. 

      Drawing a conclusion

  • 2. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} A controlled experiment is designed to test
    • A. 

      A conclusion.

    • B. 

      A hypothesis.

    • C. 

      A measurement.

  • 3. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} The factor that a scientist changes during a controlled experiment is called the
    • A. 

      Dependent variable.

    • B. 

      Independent variable

    • C. 

      Responding variable.

  • 4. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} A chart showing the amount of rain each month in a region is an example of a scientist's
    • A. 

      Conclusions

    • B. 

      Inferences

    • C. 

      Data

  • 5. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} What must be true of a conclusion to a controlled experiment?
    • A. 

      A conclusion must relate the data to the hypothesis

    • B. 

      A conclusion must show that the hypothesis is correct

    • C. 

      A conclusion much show that the hypothesis is incorrect

  • 6. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} A scientific explanation that can be tested by observation or experiment is a(n)
    • A. 

      Inference

    • B. 

      Variable

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

  • 7. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} A well-tested scientific concept that explains a wide range of observations is called a
    • A. 

      Scientific inquiry

    • B. 

      Scientific method

    • C. 

      Scientific theory

  • 8. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} Anything that has mass and takes up space is
    • A. 

      Matter

    • B. 

      Mass

    • C. 

      Energy

  • 9. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} One example of a physical change is
    • A. 

      Rust forming on a car

    • B. 

      Burning paper

    • C. 

      Mixing a milkshake

  • 10. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} One example of a chemical change is
    • A. 

      Cutting up paper.

    • B. 

      Burning gasoline in an engine.

    • C. 

      Crushing a can.

  • 11. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} The type of energy that is in motion is 
    • A. 

      Potential

    • B. 

      Kinetic

  • 12. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} The ability to do work is called
    • A. 

      Force

    • B. 

      Energy

    • C. 

      Mass

  • 13. 
    Energy is measured in 
    • A. 

      Joules

    • B. 

      Pounds

    • C. 

      Newtons

  • 14. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} Unlike kinetic energy, potential energy is
    • A. 

      In motion

    • B. 

      Not measurable

    • C. 

      Stored

  • 15. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} Potential energy that depends on height is called
    • A. 

      Thermal energy

    • B. 

      Elastic energy

    • C. 

      Gravitational energy

  • 16. 
    The law of conservation of energy states that...
    • A. 

      Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it only changes forms.

    • B. 

      Energy is wasted.

    • C. 

      Energy is created and destroyed.

  • 17. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} The type of energy stored by fossil fuels such as coal is
    • A. 

      Mechanical energy.

    • B. 

      Potential chemical energy.

    • C. 

      Radiant energy

  • 18. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 16.0px 0.0px; text-align: right; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} Fossil fuels are considered nonrenewable resources because they
    • A. 

      Take hundreds of millions of years to form

    • B. 

      Cause pollution

    • C. 

      They just are

  • 19. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} Which of the following is an advantage of solar energy?
    • A. 

      It's expensive to set up.

    • B. 

      It's not available at night.

    • C. 

      It will not run out for billions of years.

  • 20. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} The intense heat beneath Earth's surface can be a source of
    • A. 

      Nuclear fusion

    • B. 

      Solar energy

    • C. 

      Geothermal energy

  • 21. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 3.0px Times; min-height: 4.0px} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} The splitting of an atom's nucleus into two smaller nuclei is called
    • A. 

      Nuclear fission

    • B. 

      Nuclear fusion

  • 22. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} The combining of two atomic nuclei to produce one larger nucleus is called
    • A. 

      Nuclear fusion

    • B. 

      Nuclear fission

  • 23. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} Most of Earth's fresh water is found in
    • A. 

      Oceans

    • B. 

      Lakes

    • C. 

      Polar ice caps

  • 24. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px}  A river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake is a 
    • A. 

      Tributary

    • B. 

      River

    • C. 

      Ocean

  • 25. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} Pure water is neutral, meaning it is neither an acid nor a base. Pure water has a pH of
    • A. 

      75

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      0

  • 26. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 16.0px 0.0px; text-align: right; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} Heat transfer between two substances that are in contact is called
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Radiation

    • C. 

      Convection

  • 27. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} Heat from a campfire reaches you by
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Radiation

    • C. 

      Convection

  • 28. 
    • A. 

      Conduction

    • B. 

      Radiation

    • C. 

      Convection

  • 29. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 16.0px 0.0px; text-align: right; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} The model in which Earth is compared to the placement of the other planents and the sun and moon is called the
    • A. 

      Lunar eclipse

    • B. 

      Solar system

  • 30. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} Your teacher hands out a copy of a laboratory experiment. What is the first thing you should do to conduct the experiment safely?
    • A. 

      Review the lab and the safety procedures with your teacher.

    • B. 

      Mix your materials with those of another group to save time.

    • C. 

      Begin heating any materials that will need to be hot.

  • 31. 
    The 7 types of kinetic energy we learned about are
    • A. 

      Sound, chemical, radiant, electric, atomic, mechanical, and heat

    • B. 

      Sound, chemical, radiant, elastic, atomic, mechanical, and heat

  • 32. 
    An ecosystem is 
    • A. 

      Biotic + abiotic factors in an area

    • B. 

      Biotic factors only

    • C. 

      Abiotic factors only

  • 33. 
    ALL foodchains must have a 
    • A. 

      Meat eater

    • B. 

      Producer

  • 34. 
    The difference between a food chain and food web is that
    • A. 

      A food web shows one path of energy flow, food chain shows several

    • B. 

      They are both the same

    • C. 

      A food chain shows one path of energy flow, food web shows several

  • 35. 
    Weathering is 
    • A. 

      The breaking down of rocks into sediments, due to natural elements.

    • B. 

      When the weather changes.

  • 36. 
    Erosion is the process of 
    • A. 

      Piling sediments up to build mountains.

    • B. 

      Transporting weathered materials.

  • 37. 
    The 2 types of weathering are
    • A. 

      Chemical and mechanical

    • B. 

      Chemical and gravitational

    • C. 

      Physical and gravitational

  • 38. 
    An imitation of a real thing is called a simulation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    There can only be 1 variable in an experiment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    The format for a strong hypothesis is when, if, because.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    A roller coaster at the top of the hill has gravitational potential energy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    The potential energy that is stored in the food you eat is mechanical energy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; letter-spacing: 0.0px} A compressed spring has elastic potential energy. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; letter-spacing: 0.0px} A light bulb converts electrical energy to electromagnetic energy. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; letter-spacing: 0.0px} When a fossil fuel is burned, its potential chemical energy is converted to thermal energy in a process known as photosynthesis. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px 'Times New Roman'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; letter-spacing: 0.0px} The wavelengths of violet light are shorter than the wavelengths of ultraviolet radiation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    Air moves up when it is hot  and sinks down when it is cold.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    Photosynthesis is the process where plants produce Carbon Dioxide so that humans can breathe.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    An herbivore is an animal that eats ________________ only.
  • 51. 
    A carnivore eats only _____________________.
  • 52. 
    An omnivore eats both ________________.
  • 53. 
    The cycle that discusses how water goes through phases is the _____________ cycle.
  • 54. 
    When sediments travel to a new location and build up, it is called ___________________.
  • 55. 
    ______________ is the number one agent of erosion.
  • 56. 
    An example of an abiotic factor is (may be more than one)
    • A. 

      Rocks

    • B. 

      Grass

    • C. 

      Water

  • 57. 
    An example of a biotic factor is 
    • A. 

      Rocks

    • B. 

      Grass

    • C. 

      Water

  • 58. 
    The three types of potential energy are
    • A. 

      Gravitational

    • B. 

      Chemical

    • C. 

      Solar

    • D. 

      Elastic

  • 59. 
    Quantitative data is 
    • A. 

      Collecting data with your 5 senses

    • B. 

      Collecting data with numbers

  • 60. 
    If I had to sum up science this year, I would say...
    • A. 

      Wow! I LOVE Ms. Marcotte, she is so fabulous!!

    • B. 

      You BETTER pick the above option!!